Thursday, August 4, 2016

Introductions: Michael Greer

Today we introduce Michael Greer. He's currently a mechanical engineering student at the University of Houston. He's currently a team member of the USIP II VLD IRIG-B instrument team as well as the software team leader. 

Michael Greer is an undergraduate engineering student studying at the University of Houston. From a young age, he was always interested in the space sciences and decided to become an engineer to contribute to the field of astronautics. During his junior year at the University of Houston, Michael became involved with the newly reformed UH chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). As a member of the AIAA, he joined the chapter’s rocket design team and eventually went on to become the Vice President of the chapter. Through the AIAA, Michael learned about USIP and applied to join it. USIP offered an excellent opportunity to learn about the scientific research process and to be exposed to NASA related work. After joining the VLF/IRIG-B team in USIP, Michael focused on the engineering challenge of designing a digital circuit that generates an analog time code signal using the IRIG-B protocol.

In the future, Michael hopes to continue doing space related engineering and to eventually work with NASA or other aerospace organizations as a propulsion engineer. 

You can follow Michael throughout the campaign on twitter @MichaelLGreer